With the drastic onset of cold in Valencia, the rain and the humidity typical of autumn, more than ever we want to include soups in our daily menus. And there’s nothing more comforting than a delicious soup when the cold kicks in, that’s why we’ve a proposal of receipts of 10 soups to keep warm in the winter. There’s a lot of life beyond the typical noodle soup.
Soup is a food that should not be missing from our diet, whatever the season, the soup adapts to the circumstances, because both hot and cold You can find soup recipes that will delight the whole family. Of course, it is true that with the onset of cold weather, this is when they crave it the most.
The main ingredient in any soup is water, which makes soups and broths foods that They help us maintain proper hydration. Another quality of the soups is that they are also low in calories, so they are part of any type of diet, adapting it to the personal needs of each one.
For the elaboration of a rich soup, a wide variety of ingredients can be used, which makes it a very versatile and hard to get bored food. Here we offer you twelve different recipes.
1. Spicy soup
A dish of oriental origin that will delight the most demanding. It is cooked with vegetables and legumes and is part of the dishes of traditional cuisine. As a rule, it is eaten mainly throughout the year, and it is usually served to diners as a starter.
To start, cut the bamboo shoots into strips or to the taste of the guests. We also cut tofu and meat also into small pieces. In a pot we put the clean mushrooms, the bamboo and the meat. Add broth and soy sauce. We salt to taste. And we put on the fire until it boils. When boiling, add the tofu and vinegar. Add the flour diluted in two tablespoons of water. Add the noodles and let stand for two minutes. It is the turn to give the spicy touch to the plant. Chop the chilli and add it to the pan. Beat the egg and add it while stirring. We suppress the fire.
2. Spinach noodle soup
An easy and economical way to eat spinach in winter with a hot and tasty soup. This dish is cooked with soups and creams and is one of the dishes of traditional cuisine. We wash the spinach very well, with plenty of cold water, and chop it. Also chop the onion and brown it in a pan with the butter for 5 minutes. Add the spinach to the sauce, sauté for a few minutes and cover with the broth. Allow to cook over medium heat for 30 minutes. After this time, we removed from the heat and passed the soup through a blender. Return to the heat and add the noodles. We continue cooking, over medium heat, until the noodles are almost cooked. At this time, we incorporate the milk, a pinch of nutmeg, salt and pepper. We keep the soup on the stove until the noodles are tender.
3. Chicken and Walnut Soup
You won’t need much time to be able to get this delicious soup recipe and with which you will surprise your guests. We start by frying the peeled and chopped onion and garlic in olive oil. When they begin to soften, add the chicken. Season to taste and add a little cumin. Also add the chopped parsley and cilantro. When the chicken is browned, pour the hot broth so that it covers all the meat. We left on the fire for about 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a skillet, lightly brown the walnuts. When the broth has only a few minutes left, add the walnuts. Stir and remove from heat. This exquisite dish is already prepared. You can also make the classic restorative chicken broth that is perfect for winter days.
Who didn’t like to drink alphabet soup when they were little? You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy this recipe. In a pot, brown the peeled and split onion, the chopped celery and the peeled and finely chopped garlic cloves with olive oil. Add chicken broth, pasta and chopped parsley. Boil and maintain over medium heat for about 15 minutes. Add the peeled and split carrot. We left another 10 minutes. If you add a drizzle of fried tomatoes while the pasta is cooking. It will be tastier.
5. Picadillo, egg and ham soup
One of the classics for using the spoon in winter. Tasty, cheap and low in calories. You can add more vegetables to the soup, such as carrots. In a saucepan, we place the white ham bone, the chicken, the leek and the celery and the ham cubes. We cover all the ingredients with plenty of water. Place over medium heat until boiling. When it boils, cover and lower the heat. While preparing the soup, we put the eggs to cook in a saucepan with water. When they are hard, they are taken out and peeled. We cut the bread into small squares. We serve the soup and add the chopped egg and bread.
6. White fish soup
Try this hot fish soup which is easy and perfect for keeping your figure in shape. Simple, fast, light,… what more could you ask for in a fish soup. In a saucepan we put all the ingredients to make the raw fish soup, previously washed and peeled, but without chopping. Add salt, a drizzle of oil and water (which must cover them). Cook over low heat for one hour. After this time, we extract the fish and vegetables. Blend the parsley, onion, tomato and garlic cloves in a blender; We chop fish, carrots and potato. Once that’s done, put everything back in the pot. Cook for another ten minutes and serve.
7. Quarter-hour soup
It’s made with ingredients you can surely find right now in the pantry. To get out of trouble it’s perfect. Let the soup rest for a few minutes before serving it so that it takes on all the flavors. In a pan we fry the previously chopped bread. In the same oil, sauté the onion and chopped garlic. When poached we add the peeled and very chopped tomato. Brown for a few minutes and add water, salt and chopped parsley. Let simmer for a quarter of an hour. Add beaten eggs and bread, remove from heat and serve.
8. Vegetable soup with almonds
In addition to cooking inexpensively and being very easy, it is a perfect recipe for someone on a diet. For a smoother soup, remove the solid ingredients after cooking, put them through a blender, then through a sieve and put them back in the pot. In a saucepan, heat the water with the ham bone, meat, tomato and salt. Leave to cook for an hour and a half. After this time, we remove the meat that we reserve, add the chopped vegetables and leave to cook over low heat for another twenty minutes. Chop the meat and add it to the pot. Finally, we add the chopped hard-boiled eggs and the previously crushed almonds in the mortar. Cook the vegetable soup with almonds for another two minutes and serve.
9. Onion soup
It’s not only easy, it’s also very economical and tasty. A good garnish for this soup can be a finely chopped boiled egg. In a saucepan, pour a drizzle of oil and put it on the fire to heat it up. Once hot, add the peeled and thinly sliced onion. Stir until the onion is transparent, that is to say without browning. Add to the pot the water that we calculate for our soup dishes. Season and cook for a few minutes. After this time, add the toasted bread slices and cook for another five minutes.
10. Pumpkin Soup
Perfect for the cold days ahead, a soft pumpkin soup that you can garnish with a drizzle of liquid cream, parsley and a few drops of olive oil. Put the butter in a saucepan and, when it melts, fry the chopped onion for 5 minutes. Add the diced pumpkin and potato. Sauté for 5 more minutes and add broth and water. Add a pinch of salt and cook for 20 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Remove from the heat and in the same saucepan, mix everything in the blender until you obtain a smooth cream. Add the cream and return to the heat, stirring to mix well and return to a boil.